BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
We didn’t get the best weather on our days here in Buenos Aires and that didn’t matter..
We also definitely did not get the full Argentinian experience, but we did get a taste of the culture and loved every moment exploring the city!
☀️Sunrises are incredible!! There is something in the moment the sun touches the architecture that blows my mind!
🏛 European influence of such grand architecture, sheer size and a well planned cobblestone city!
🥩🍷 DELICIOUS dinners and wine are so late in the evening that you could take a 2 hour nap before you go out to eat!
Here are our few “MUST DO” introductory days to Buenos Aires that we highly recommend!
1. EAT ARGENTINIAN STEAK
❤️ 🥩 🍷 🇦🇷
We landed in Buenos Aires and started our night with the most incredibly tasting steak 🤤 *drools for days*. I had researched for the “best Argentinian steaks in Buenos Aires.” Don Julio was one of the highest contenders for my taste buds. A few of my friends had also mentioned that the steak here is EPIC! So, as the tourist does, we listened, tried and tasted…..and was not disappointed!
I had the Tenderloin steak and Ian successfully devoured the T-Bone!
Don Julio is on the list of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America and truly, I believe it is on that list for a good reason, THE STEAK! 👌🏽
Don Julio Parrilla
Guatemala 4699, C1425 CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2. GO TO EL CAMINITO IN LA BOCA
🇦🇷 El Caminito in La Boca is live, colourful and holds a strong European flavour to the area!
The vibrant town makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a fresh pallet of paint and your photo shoot is ready and waiting.
❤️ We loved walking around the cobblestone streets and finding all kinds places for tango and them famous instagram moments!
Caminito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
3. WATCH A TANGO SHOW
The MOST EPIC and HEARTFELT show we have EVER watched was Senor Tango!
As touristy as it sounds, seeing a “tango show” was everything and more than we imagined. It was passionate, raw and moving. “Don’t cry for me Argentinaaaaaa” was sung with such gusto it has now made us want to re-watch EVITA!
The whole night was an Argentinian experience to remember.
I cannot even begin to describe just how intense the dancing, the voices, the music and the aura was. It actually is “indescribable”.
Vieytes 1655, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4. EAT ALFAJORES
Alfajores are the common snack for children and adults! It is noted as a sweet snack that wouldn’t be glorified in Australia! haha
I was told that we can’t leave Argentina without trying the famous Alfajores! They are these sweet circle wagon wheel like soft biscuits with dulce de leche in between, then coated with chocolate goodness that holds it all together – and can be eaten in 1-2 bites! Definitely a snack FOR SURE!
I can most likely down 5 of them in just a few mins. =)~
5. TASTE + TAKE HOME SOME DULCE DE LECHE
Dulce De Leche~ a national Argentinian Jam AKA ‘Milk Marmalade’.
Mix milk and sugar on heat and it becomes Caramel goodness.
I could eat that by the spoon. It is the South American sweet equivalent to Nutella. We bought various types of Dulce De Leche that seem to go down smoothly on my toast in the morning. I think it is not approved as a healthy breakfast by F45 standards.
6. EAT EMPANADAS
Where Ian and I come from, there are numerous variations of Empanadas and we LOVE ALL OF THEM!
Argentinian empanadas seem to have more density to the dough and have a meat mixture on the inside. There are also cheese empanadas, but that was uncommon in the areas we bought them.
Every empanada we have tasted has been different, so I can’t say I love them all. I do love most. None of them have made me sick (as of yet) but I will continue to eat all the empanadas!
7. GO TO SAN TELMO SUNDAY MARKETS
Our few days in Buenos Aires, we were able to spend most of our Sunday at the San Telmo markets.
This was always on my list because I love to shop and try all the testers and street foods available!!!
8. GO TO THE SOCCER STADIUMS:
Even if there is no soccer game playing, definitely check out the stadiums and the surrounding statues that represent Messi and Maradonna!
9. CHECK OUT THE STREET ART AND THE BUILDING MURALS
As a big fan of Frida Kahlo, I went on a mission to find her Mural at the Club “Fridha”.
“she gotta do it for the grammmmm”
10. VISIT THE RECOLETTA CEMETERY AND FIND EVITA….
“don’t cry for me Argentinaaaaa”
The Recoleta Cemetery exudes a serious aura but it is beautiful in its architecture.